July 23, 2012
Ichiro Suzuki, 38, had spent his whole big league career with Seattle before being traded to the Yankees on Monday. The 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner is batting .261 with four home runs, 28 RBIs and 15 stolen bases this year. Suzuki is a career .322 hitter, a former AL MVP and holds the record for most hits in a season. He had batted over .300 in every season until dipping last year.
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MLB TRADE ROUNDUP: Yankees steal Ichiro from Mariners for minor-leaguers; Tigers get Marlins stars Sanchez, Infante
Shortly before the Yankees started their series against the Mariners on Monday, Seattle dealt one of its players to New York: clutch hitter Ichiro Suzuki.